As some of you may know, I do this little radio show on Sizzlin 99.9 with @pandapete. He was sick today, so I wasn’t able to spout my usual sports insights. Since I seem to think people should hear/read it, I decided I’d blog my thoughts instead. You know, since it’s been like forever since I’ve blogged Just a quick little post about the Timberwolves, since I was just at their game yesterday.
Ok, so I was at the Timberwolves and Golden State game on Sunday afternoon (shout out to @jbhoopsfan for inviting me). I’ve gotta say, it’s become so incredibly painful to watch this squad. NOBODY, with the exception of Ricky Rubio, looks like they are playing with any real intensity. He’s the youngest player on the team and yet he seems to be the one who wants the “W” the most. There was so much sloppy play on both ends of the court. If I have to watch JJ Barea (who is now being called Va-JJ Barea on Twitter) jack up one more bullshit three poing shot, I will lose my freakin’ mind. Also, somebody (Rick Adelman) needs to get it through to Barea that he really is 5’8 and not 6’8. Having the smallest guy on your team challenge the biggest guy on the opponent’s team doesn’t really work.
I’ve pretty much packed it in as far as this season goes. I was happy that the trade deadline came and went without David Kahn doing something stupid, like trading Ridnour or even Williams. I would, however, have been totally fine if he had decided to put a ginormous bow on JJ Barea and shipped him off somewhere, ANYWHERE, but here. I know Kevin Love has been making noise about playing fifteen or twenty games yet this year, and I’m not really that jazzed about it. He fractures his hand in what most likely was NOT knuckle push-ups and ends up being out for six weeks. Then he comes back too soon and re-fractures said hand. Do me a favor, KLove, and don’t f-up our chances at a good draft pick by coming back and winning what will most definitely be meaningless games
For as much hope as I had at the beginning of this season, I now have none left. It’s time for a good, hard dose of reality, Twolves fans. There will be no playoff run again this year. We’ve acquired some pieces that fit well, and if they can stay healthy, will definitely help this team in the long run. Chase Budinger has been cleared for agility drills and is two to three weeks away from playing. Daunte Cunningham has been a very pleasant addition to the lineup, as has Shved and AK47 (although neither are playing that well as of late). If Adelman would ever play Chris Johnson, he could make an impact. I have been pleased with what I’ve seen from him, although I’m really not a big fan of Gelabale. Derek Williams continues to baffle me. One minute I’m close to being a fan and the next I want to strangle him. Those glimpses of potential greatness are killing me, DWill. Get your act together and be consistent. Try to show that you were worth the #2 overall pick, ok? You could start by not being allergic to basic things like layups.
In summary, I’m already looking to next year. If KLove can avoid punching things or people (allegedly), Ricky can stay healthy, DWill realizes his potential, Brandon Roy finally hangs it up, and we can unload Barea on some poor, unwitting team, things do, indeed look bright for this team next year. #Hoooooowwwwwllllll